Why I'm Going Vegan

I've been thinking about veganism a lot recently.
It's making me feel very hypocritical because a few months ago, as my friends were attempting the switch I would always say, 'Gosh I could never do that! What about fish and chips? What about sweets?!'

 1. But then there's the fact that I'm strongly against any sort of animal cruelty, so, how can I think it's wrong for us to eat some types of meat, but don't give a second thought to eating another?
Veganism, for me, will be a more conscious way of living.
2. The notion that we, humans, drink cow's milk, suddenly struck me as really, really, strange the other week, it no longer seemed right to me.
3. I was talking to a friend, who's going vegetarian, and she was saying how we've evolved to no longer need to consume meat. It makes complete sense to me, our incisors (those vampire-esque teeth), aren't as sharp as they used to be, nor are they as sharp as other meat-eating animals. Then there's the fact that our bodies are unable to digest too much red meat.
4. I've heard there is a particular documentary gaining popularity at the moment that seems to be having a common effect on people; many decide to go vegan after watching. Though I have it, and some others bookmarked, I haven't actually watched any documentaries - but I know that as soon as I do watch one, that'd be the final straw.
I realised that that alone was enough, If I knew that by watching one, I'd definitely go vegan, did I really need to watch? 
5. Researching a little more into veganism, I've found all these popular superfoods - I've heard of many before but I never knew the nutritional benefits were so good! With them I'll really be able to thrive on a vegan diet!
 It's already made my inner foodie come out and I'm so looking forward to creating and experimenting to get to know these new additions to my diet!

As for my previous affirmations, I now know I won't 'miss meat' and I very much think I'll get over fish and chips. Then the sweets (which I don't eat often anyway), well, after trying that brownie at the vegan cafe I visited last week, I realise that going vegan doesn't mean you can't still have a little sweet treat every now and then!

The recipes I've already posted on here are now all vegan as well.
I have a post coming up about substitutions - if you're allergic to certain ingredients or if you have certain dietary requirements etc, and will continue to write recipes as I make the, um, goods? just there will also be a link to the substitutions post included, so that each recipe will hopefully be easily adaptable for everyone. (aww)

I'm a strong advocate for not shoving your personal beliefs down someone else's throat and to let others make their own decisions, so I'm simply writing this post because this is a big change in my life and blogging helps me process.
So, for anyone thinking about going vegan, I'd say firstly, to think of your own reasons why you'd want to, and whether those reasons will be enough for you to continually make an effort with your meals.
Of course there are many different reasons why a vegan diet may not be possible to for you to follow right now, like accessibility, cost, family, even health reasons (every body is different), if you would like to go vegan but don't think you'd be able to thrive one, it's alright, there are plenty of other ways for you to stand up for what you believe in!
But if you've done the research and still don't feel veganism is for you, then of course that is also completely fine!
It's your diet, your choice!
As long as your happy, it's all gooood maan



  1. Well done, Vanisha!!!!!!! I'm a vegetarian but becoming a vegan is my next goal. It's a bit trickier because becoming a vegan would mean I can't eat most of what my family eats, but being a vegetarian is wonderful, I don't miss meat at all, in fact, I can't imagine eating it ever again. You make some great points, and spot on, IT IS weird that humans drink cows milk, and I don't think we were meant to be carnivores! And you know me, I hate animal cruelty of any kind too, it's wonderful that you care :) really happy for you, Vanisha, good luck on this wonderful journey! xxx

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    1. Thank youuu, Amanda!! I know what you mean, most of my family are huge meat eaters, but that's their choice, I respect that, so I know they'll respect my decision too :) Oooh I'm really happy too! Everything feels right :D Xx

  2. Congrats on your decision! Vegan can be really fun and creative. I've read a lot of books on raw vegan foods. There are so many gourmet recipes out there that are beyond delicious. Raw almond milk is a favorite of mine. You can soak the almonds in water over night, drain, then blend with fresh water, strain through a cheese cloth and blend the almond milk with a little honey or dates. Wow! So tasty! Have a fun upcoming weekend!

    xo, Bry


    1. Thank you so much, Bry! Oh wow! I've never thought of making my own almond milk, that sounds delicious, must try that soon! You too :) X

  3. Congratulations. I've been vegetarian for 8+ years and it was a great decision for me. I hope it will the same for you. xx

  4. I don't think there is something wrong with being a vegan. Its completely your choice and believe me, it sounds really good and healthy. So, congratulations!